Belinda Bauer (actress)

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Belinda Bauer
BornBelinda Jane Taubman
(1950-06-13) 13 June 1950 (age 63)
Australia
OccupationActress
Years active1979–1996
 
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Belinda Bauer
BornBelinda Jane Taubman
(1950-06-13) 13 June 1950 (age 63)
Australia
OccupationActress
Years active1979–1996

Belinda Bauer (born Belinda Jane Taubman on 13 June 1950) is an Australian actress and psychologist whose film career spanned the 1980s and 1990s. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Biography[edit]

Bauer's family managed Taubman Paints, a paint manufacturing company. She competed as Belinda Taubman in several beauty contests in Sydney, Australia. Starting her career as a ballet dancer and then later working as a model in New York, Bauer became popular in several American cult films of the late 1970s and 1980s, including Winter Kills, The American Success Company, Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann and Flashdance. Between television work, she also appeared in the films UHF and RoboCop 2.

Bauer's main title roles were in the television films The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983) (a rendition of the Oscar Wilde novel The Picture of Dorian Gray); a live-action Rankin/Bass production called Starcrossed (1985), in which she played an alien woman living on Earth; and as Christine Scavello in the supernatural thriller Dean R. Koontz's Servants of Twilight (1991). She also appeared in the pilot of the television series Airwolf (1984) as Gabrielle Ademaur, the love interest for Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent); her character is killed near the end of the story. Her last credited appearance was in the erotic thriller Poison Ivy II: Lily (1996).

Her portrayals of hard, vindictive women (including Delilah in the television film Samson and Delilah (1984)) resulted in constant typecasting, which may have contributed to the fading away of her career in the mid-1990s.[citation needed] She presently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she works as a psychologist.[citation needed]

Selected filmography[edit]

YearfilmRole
1979Winter KillsYvette Malone
1980The American Success CompanySarah
1981The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire (TV)Estra
1982Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle SwannClaire Cygne
1983FlashdanceKatie Hurley
1983The Sins of Dorian Gray (TV)Dorian Gray
1984Samson and Delilah (TV)Delilah
1984Airwolf (TV movie)Gabrielle Ademaur
1985Starcrossed (TV)Mary the Alien
1987Tonight's the Night (TV)Pamela Ahlberg
1987The Rosary MurdersPat Lennon
1989UHFMud Wrestler
1990Act of PiracySandy Andrews
1990RoboCop 2Dr. Juliette Faxx
1991The Servants of TwilightChristine Scavello
1993A Case for Murder (TV)Joanna Gains
1993Necronomicon:Book of DeadNancy Gilmore (part 1)
1996Poison Ivy II: LilyAngela Falk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography for Belinda Bauer" (Web page). imdb.com (in English). IMDb.com, Inc. 1990–2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 

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